Mel B steps out after posting kissing pic with hairstylist

On Friday, she raised eyebrows when she shared a shot of herself getting kissed on the neck by hairstylist Gary Madatyan after endless romance speculation.

And that same day, Mel B caught the eye for very different reasons, when she stepped out in West Hollywood wearing a deeply plunging white catsuit, in which she showcased her noticeably slender physique. read more

Review: The Time of Their Lives takes a contrived road trip from hell

2 out of 4 stars

Title The Time of Their Lives Composed by Roger Goldby Directed by Roger Goldby Starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero Classification PG Nation U.K. Language Language Year 2017

This is Thelma amp; Louise for the 70-plus set: the danger is not hick rapists so much as a foreign-language GPS system in a stolen rental car. Dynasty star Joan Collins is Helen Shelley, a Hollywood diva intent on crashing her ex-lover’s funeral. Her partner in crime is Priscilla (Pauline Collins of Shirley Valentine), a mousy wife berated with a husband in a sweater vest. Because of some badly contrived plot, the girls become fast friends and zip off to France. read more

Jesse Wente awarded first-ever Reelworld Reel Activist award

For its 17th edition, Toronto’s Reelworld Film Festival will present an award that salutes industry players dedicated to activating change off and onscreen. The first-ever Reelworld Reel Activist Award goes to Jesse Wente, an Ojibwe broadcaster and film developer who’s well known for, well, keeping it real. A CBC Radio columnist who next month will resign from his post as the head of TIFF Cinematheque, Wente is a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Métis and Inuit art. Reelworld, which runs Oct. 11 to 15 in various downtown areas, is dedicated to empowering underrepresented voices and showcasing films that inspire social change. Wente will accept his award after the festival’s closing-night screening of Susan G. Enberg’s In Jesus Name. Full program information can be found at . read more

With new Movie Brad’s Status, Ben Stiller does a deep Dip into self-doubt

Some actors make as much eye contact during interviews, it is almost unnerving. And then there is Ben Stiller. In our 13 minutes together at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival — shaved from 15 minutes; everybody was shaving interviews this season — I believe he looked straight at me three times. Mainly he kept his head turned toward the far end of the room, physically mirroring how he answered questions, a style best described as “Deflect!” To be honest, we were at a ridiculously big resort board room, seated opposite one another like we had been discussing his budget. Stiller, 51, was sporting a well pressed shirt, which rode high on his tensed shoulders. He started every response with a spray of warm-up phrases — “The matter is,” “You know how when,” “Alright, perhaps, well” — frequently punctuated with a low, staccato laugh,nbsp;eh-eh-eh-eh-eh. read more

Fail to Appear, screening at VIFF, showcases a Fresh wave of Toronto talent

It’s a fool’s game to crown any movie a surefire buzz generator entering an event as big as the Vancouver International Film Festival, but here goes anyhow.

Don’t Look, the debut feature from Canadian director Antoine Bourges, is a quiet gem that pulls the viewer in from its opening frame — a long, continuous shot of office equipment in an aesthetically challenged basement. It’s experimental filmmaking that’s at exactly the exact same time entirely accessible and utterly watchable. And it is the best showcase for the : a community of young cinephiles, frequently working under the radar and with microbudgets — and collaborating like crazy. read more

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen split after 10 years

  • Bilson and Christensen have reportedly been ‘on the outs’ for months and are living in separate cities
  • They have two-year-old daughter Briar Rose together but have never married
  • Couple were last pictured in June together when Bilson visited the actor on set of his movie Little Italy in Toronto
  • Actors sold their Sherman Oaks home in April in an off-market deal
  • They met on the set of Jumper in 2007 before getting engaged the following year
  • The couple ended their engagement in 2010 but reconciled three months later

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have split, according to several reports on Tuesday.

The duo, who have two-year-old daughter Briar Rose together, have been in a relationship on and off for almost 10 years but never married. read more